Introduction to Backcountry Skiing / Riding


Have you ever wanted to take that next step to skiing / riding in the backcountry and felt some apprehension? Your fear of the unknown mountain environment is a very healthy fear, but with some instruction and guidance from a professional, the unknown will start to make sense. During this program, we will go to a backcountry area close to Banff and you will learn the basic skills necessary to be successful while backcountry skiing / riding. This is the perfect course to take in addition to an AST 1 (Avalanche Skills Training) course, which teaches how to identify and manage avalanche hazard in the backcountry. The skills covered include: - Using your backcountry skiing / riding gear - Route finding - Applied decision making in avalanche terrain

Tour info

8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Our guides are incredible instructors, fun to be around, and have a vast wealth of experience skiing and riding in the backcountry. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA. Skiing and riding safely in complicated mountain terrain requires a lot of experience and proper mentorship. We are here to ensure you start off in the right direction.

What’s included?

  • Avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel, probe) available if necessary - $20/person rental fee applies

  • Private transportation

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Alpine Air Adventures is an adventure tourism company offering guided high end skiing, rock climbing, ice climbing and alpine climbing trips. We offer the best Mountain adventures to suit any ability and skill level. Our Playground: The Rocky Mountains in Alberta and British Columbia.

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